"Crude engines powered these new and effective killing machines which were piloted by fearless men... Canvas and wood were strung together with wire and fitted with rapid fire machine guns to make the first fragile, but deadly fighters." -- description from box. Topics: vhs, WWI, airplanes, aerial combat Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. Shows naval actions in World War I (WWI), including the German High Fleet engaging the British Royal Navy at Jutland. Contains actual combat footage of German warships firing upon and sinking a British battlecruiser which then capsizes. Footage also includes Zebrugge, Scapa Flow and Firth of Forth. favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: World War I (WWI) German Newsreel.
This rare silent newsreel shows some of the activities of the German Navy during the First World War. The film begins with shots of seaplanes on patrol over the North Sea, attacking British merchant ships with bombs and sending carrier pigeons back to base to report enemy positions. The famed auxiliary cruiser Mowe is seen in action at the 2:50 mark. SMS Möwe (German: Seagull) was an merchant raider of the Imperial German Navy which operated against Allied shipping during World War I.... Topics: World War I, Battle Of Jutland, Torpedo, WWI, SMS Mowe, Imperial German Navy, Dreadnought, Film'
Created from official films of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces in World War I, "Flashes of Action" is a silent newsreel created in 1928 -- for the ten year anniversary of the end of hostilities. The film features footage of trench warfare, balloon busting by aircraft (including a spotter jumping from the balloon moments before it bursts into flames), gas warfare, nighttime bombardments, and more.This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic... Topics: WWI, U.S. Army, World War I, trench warfare, doughboys, mustard gas, Western Front